Quote of the day - Mark Steyn - Baker Commission
It would, furthermore, be a particularly contemptible confirmation of a line I heard Bernard Lewis, our greatest Middle Eastern scholar, use the other day -- that ''America is harmless as an enemy and treacherous as a friend.'' To punish your friends as a means of rewarding your enemies for killing your forces would seem to be an almost ludicrously parodic illustration of that dictum. In the end, America would be punishing itself. The world would understand that Vietnam is not the exception but the rule.
Mark Steyn - 12-3-06 - commenting on the anticipated Baker Commission proposals, particularly the proposals for extracting concessions from Israel in order to appease Syria and Iran.